Victorian glass ‘Jack in the Pulpit’ vase, iridescent spiral moulded, c.1890

$195.00 AUD

Victorian glass ‘Jack in the Pulpit’ vase, with blue & Vaseline glass rim, the spiral moulded body & lip with a slightly iridescent finish.
Circa 1890

excellent condition

‘Jack-in-the-Pulpit’ is a common name for Arisaema triphyllum, a perennial plant native to the woodlands of eastern USA. The Victorians loved it due to the exotic tall flowers with broad rims. This is a specialised leaf known as a Spathe, and it encloses the spadix – the important parts of the flower, acting as both a protection, and through decoration, an attractor for the required pollinators, essential for reproduction. The spathe is commonly known as the ‘pulpit’, while the interior flower spadix is the ‘Jack’ – hence ‘Jack-in-the-Pulpit’.
The organic form of these vessels occur in the 1870’s-80’s, and are a precursor to the ‘Art Nouveau’ forms of the 1890’s onward.




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